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  1. My family was recently going through the basement and discovered this Lego plastic shopping bag. At first it didn't seem interesting, but we don't live near a lego store (Eastern Canada) and this had been stored away for about 30 years. I can't find anything similar online, but I'd like to know more about it. Has anyone ever seen a shopping bag like this before? My best guess is that it came from France in the mid to late 1980's, I recall Santa bringing a lot of Duplo from France one year. If it helps, this logo is on the bottom of the bag. Thanks!
  2. Terrasher

    [MOC] Arc de Triomphe

    Hello everyone! Right after buying the Big Ben, my love for landmark buildings grew. I also started liking a lot more the Architecture sets. At the beginning of the summer, I wanted to start a big LEGO project, but I had no idea what to do. I thought about making a Star Wars diorama, or tons of micro ships, but what I really wanted was something to accompany my Big Ben and my Tower Bridge. I've always thought that the Arc de Triomphe would make the perfect candidate for a Landmark set. It's got plenty of detail, it's got the right size and is just overall beautiful. One evening, I decided to toy around with some hinged parts I had laying around. I thought about making midi-scaled Arc de Triomphe. That's when I built the ceiling of the arch. It was spot on, but it was a bit too big to make something rather medium sized. So, one thing lead to another, I had tons of spare white bricks and grey greebles, I made a few PaB orders, and then I ended up with this: Sorry if the image quality isn't great, I'm not great with cameras and I don't have a particular place to take pictures of MOCs. My main sources of inspiration for the Arc were a few Architecture sacled MOCs I've seen on LEGO Ideas, and a big Arch built with beige bricks (main inspiration for the tiled walls). Most of the arch was built from scratch. The only special ordered bricks (PaB wall and S@H) were white tiles for the walls, the border of the sculptures (the ones that look like paintings), most of the shields section, the interior side of the walls (the part with the white grilles that make the names), most of the big LBG section right above the main arch, and most 1x1 round flat tiles. The whole build should be built at nearly the same scale as the Tower Bridge. In fact, it's closer to the Bridge's scale than to Big Ben's. Statues and more sculptures: I actually think I went crazy with the details. Certainly for the statues. I really wanted everything to be there. I wanted every arm, leg, tree and bush to be there. The Arc de Triomphe was really my first big LEGO project. Beforehand, the biggest thing I had made were a few modular houses the size of the Pet Shop. This is the best I could do for the inside of the side arches. The four sculptures on the walls are all there, but I only took a picture (or tried) of this one). Ceiling main interior: The roof and the shields: This is the part I'm proudest of. With the shields, the real challenge was to get them all in. There are 11 shields each big side, and 4 (and a window) on each small side. There was actually not mathematical way to get them all in by simply stacking bricks on top of each other and have everything face upwards. So, I built the whole section using SNOT. The only thing that's not actually been built yet (because it's too expensive for what it is), is the sculptures surrounding the roof. And a couple of comparison shots: Alright, that's the Arc de Triomphe.
  3. Asterix and Obelix in brickheadz:
  4. I've built almost every set in the LEGO Architecture series, and I'm always excited when a new set is available for the first time. While I really enjoy the variety that the new "Skylines" sets have added to the Architecture range, I don't like that we haven't been seeing quite as many sets based on a single standalone buildings since they were introduced. That's why I was pleased to here that we would be getting three new standalone models this year. I admit that I was a bit underwhelmed with the photos of the Arc de Triomphe set when they were released - I didn't like that intricate carved details were reduced to a single statuette.OVERVIEW:The model contains 386 pieces, and has an MSRP of 39.99$. (This seems too expensive since it contains small and basic parts, and we have been seeing well under .08 cents per piece in recent additions to the Architecture series.)BUILD: I built about half of the model using only the photo on the front of the box. I was unable to complete the model in this way for two reasons... 1) There is an error in the photo on the front of the box. 2) There is a lot of clever SNOT construction techniques used in the upper half of the model.Before getting into the details of the mistake on the cover and in the instructions, I do want to call out a few of the more interesting techniques. The arches slide over the 'Carved' sections containing the statues, which are offset from the rest of the model.I like how you assemble the panels containing the statue which are 1/2 stud offset from the base as a single assembly. This makes the construction process simpler. Assembling the top section of the corniced roof.I also liked seeing how the final level of the roof came together. Brackets and headlight bricks are used to good effect to ensure everything lines up correctly.THE MISTAKE:When trying to build a model using only the photo on the cover, it's critical that the model was assembled correctly before taking the photos. There should be a gray plate beneath the white plate in the tiny sliver of the photo which you can see behind the archway. The same error is reflected in the instruction booklet. They ask you to assemble four identical modules and attach them to the baseplate built on previous steps. The module which goes in the rear-left corner is shown without the layer of gray plate on the bottom. (My guess is the software they use to design the instructions doesn't prevent you from placing one brick on top of another - the module was probably copy/pasted and accidentally pushed one plate too deep.) As you can see, the left module is missing the gray plate. To be fair, it's not a major mistake in the instructions, and people who follow the instructions closely probably won't notice this mistake as they would simply snap all four modules into place as indicated.Closing Thoughts:I have enjoyed visiting Paris, and I agree that the Arc de Triomphe is an important landmark and a great example of Neoclassical architecture. Unfortunately, this is not my favorite recent addition to the LEGO Architecture series (especially since most of the recent sets have been excellent.) I would have liked to see them make the model a little larger so they could have included additional detail in the carved panels surrounding the building. Further, the set is overpriced at 39.99$ for less than 400 pieces. To make matters worse, the set doesn't include any especially large or interesting parts to add to your collection. If you can find it for a steep discount, it's not a bad model, but I'd strongly recommend other models in the series (Louvre, US Capitol, etc...) if you haven't tried them already.What do you think of the model? I'd love to hear your thoughts!Thanks,---Tom AlphinP.S. For additional photos of the build, and more involved discussions about Form vs Applied Decoration in Architecture, feel free to read the longer review I posted to http://brickarchitect.com/2017/review-21036-arc-de-triomphe/
  5. for a future exposhow, I prepare a little scene about 1870 First, here are the French, I will dot some german next time
  6. Mpyromaxos

    [Moc WW2] Battle of France

    The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries in 1940 during the Second World War. In six weeks from 10 May 1940, German forces defeated Allied forces by mobile operations and conquered France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, bringing land operations on the Western Front to an end until 6 June 1944. Italy entered the war on 10 June 1940 and attempted an invasion of France. I wanted to start creating some mocs with WW2 theme and Brickwarriors with their amazing new figs, gave me the inspirastion !! I created a diorama with the Germans after a fight.. in the roads of Paris! The main moc.. The squad.. The buildings.. I hope you like it!! C&C are welcome!! P.s. The Panzer IV Ausf. G Tank is a design from Brian Fitzsimmon with a little upgrade in some parts from me for stability and to move turret around and up-down.
  7. As SvenF shared his awesome entires to the ReBrick Modular Contest, I thought I'd do the same! Remember, maximum is 16x16, yellow-faced minifigures only and must add to any of the existing modulars. Having said that, let's begin with.... Donatello's Art Studio: An old-style art studio, with all sorts of details and painings. Talking of which, there are three of them reminiscent of real ones: A map of Europe on the back wall, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer and The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. Donatello is the blonde guy's nickname, honouring Donatello the Renaissance Italian painter, the other two bearded minifigs are the judges; they'll decide whether Donatello's work is worth an exhibition or it's just a mere copy of old work... . Would be located on the 1st floor of Pet Shop's brown building. Right now it is at 5th position of the most liked entries, with over 350 views! Jean's Bakery: A modern, sleek bakery, with a vintage touch! White bricks, chequered floor, palet tables are jst some of my favorite details in this one. Jean, as you can imagine, owns this bakery in the south of France, there would be a crêpe-o-maker, but there was no space availabe for that. What there was space for, though, was Jean's second favourite thing: music, and not any sort of music, but classical music. That's why he has the today unused machines there were to play it: a grampohone and a record player. Would be located on Assembly Square's blue building ground floor, instead of that rather boring café. Jean's Bakery is clocking 31 likes with only 300 views, and at 3rd position! Thanks for bearing with me and my long speech, leave comments if you liked it!
  8. legofrik

    [MOC] liberation

    “A walk” through liberated village somewhere in France.
  9. Bonjour à tous - greetings from Paris, and the start of my journey towards 10 posts!
  10. Hello everyone ! I'm Dar2k or Dardeka (my real name is Rastko), and I live in the city of Nancy, in France. I'm 17 and a High school student. I'm a LEGO fan since my early childhood, and I love MOCing vehicles. I also love collecting LEGO sets, in particular from Star Wars sub-theme. I'm a member of some French LUGs (Brickpirate and Techlug), and I created an EB account maybe 2 years ago, but it seems that it has been delated, so I made a new one, and I hope to be more active :P Here are the links of my flickr gallery : https://www.flickr.com/photos/dar2k/ And here my Brickshelf, with old creations I made when I was 12 or 13 : http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=Dar2k Thanks for reading. Cheers, Dar2k PS : I'm sorry for my very basic and bad english, I'll try my best to be understood. ^^'
  11. Anio

    Elysée Palace

    Hi, I can not say that I am much into politics, etc, but here is another building I did : the Elysée Palace (Palais de l'Elysée in French). This is where the President of France lives. It is a 20,500 element building. You can even see François Hollande on the red carpet. :D (well, I am still unsure if it is him as the tie of the minifigure is straight and centered haha haha haha) Elysée Palace by Régis Gamba, sur Flickr Elysée Palace by Régis Gamba, sur Flickr Elysée Palace by Régis Gamba, sur Flickr Elysée Palace by Régis Gamba, sur Flickr Elysée Palace by Régis Gamba, sur Flickr Hope you like it. :) Régis
  12. ETELENZOS92

    [MOC] VERSALLES PALACE

    Hey Guys!! This is my Versailles Palace MOC https://www.flickr.c...157666929716812 LEGO Versailles Chateau by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Cour de Marbre by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Versalles by Etel Enzos, en Flickr
  13. Hey Guys!! This is my Versailles Palace MOC https://www.flickr.c...157666929716812 LEGO Versailles Chateau by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Cour de Marbre by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Versalles by Etel Enzos, en Flickr
  14. Support France and say no to terrorism. This creations is driven by the sad news of the terrorist attack in France. It turns out to be rather late for me to publish it here. I have to wait for the arrival of red fence in order to complete my creation. Hope you agree with me -- the wait is worthwhile. Fences are the best LEGO parts to be used in this creation. In my first idea, I would like to build the MOC in the iconic tre-colour of red, white and blue. However, the blue fences are too costly. ^^" After all, I want a peaceful world so that I can concentrate on my creation....
  15. Here’s something for the french friends here. I found it in wikipedia when looking up the architectural term "intersection" (german: Vierung), because Cluny had two of them. Once cluny has been the biggest christian church of the world. To put it to LEGO was not a big deal, since much everything has 90° angles, but the microscale-result is very satisfying, well at least for me.
  16. Reekardoo

    The 3 Musketeers

    Hello. The first of three sets inspired in the work of Alexandre Dumas - The adventures of D'Artagnan and the three Musketeers - https://ideas.lego.com/projects/60680 - Hope you like it! Cheers! Enjoy and leave your opinions.
  17. Hello to all First I apologise if this is in the wrong thread, but I figured a train station was a town building and belonged more in the town thread than the train one. I'd like to introduce you all to my train station! When the Horizon Express was first announced, being French, I could not miss the opportunity to purchase the lego version of one of our country's icons. With 2 HEs, I decided to build a French scene. This was helped by the release by TLG of the Parisian Restaurant a year later. However a train and a restaurant wasn't enough, I therefore decided to build a train station. As I lacked the resources to build a large train station which can be found in major cities across the country, I decided to build a traditional station which can be found in the french countryside. My inspiration was the JOUEF HO train station my grandfather has on his model train layout. As this is a work in progress, not everything is finished, but for now the station features: 3 SNOT doors (2 in the front, one giving onto the platform), a movable clock, an entrance to an underground passage way to link different platforms, ramps to access the platform from the street level, and a modular like design to easily get access to the interior (which is unfinished at the moment). The platform can also be extended using brick connectors to give it more length. As I wait for an upcoming PaB order to arrive, this is the current status of the train station, I hope you enjoy! more pictures at: http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=546672 MOCpages link if brickshelf isn't working: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/394207
  18. alanboar HK

    MOC: Lego Starry Night

    The Starry Night (Dutch: De sterrennacht) is a painting by the Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The painting depicts the view outside his sanitarium room window at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (located in southern France) at night, although it was painted from memory during the day. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, part of the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, since 1941. The painting is among Van Gogh's most well known works. In September 1888, before his December breakdown that resulted in his hospitalisation in Arles, he painted Starry Night Over the Rhone. Van Gogh wrote about this painting "... it does me good to do what’s difficult. That doesn’t stop me having a tremendous need for, shall I say the word – for religion – so I go outside at night to paint the stars.'" In mid-September 1889, following a heavy crisis which lasted from mid-July to the last days of August, he thought to include Starry Night in the next batch of works to be sent to his brother, Theo, in Paris.In order to reduce the shipping costs, he withheld three of the studies, including Starry Night. These three went to Paris with the shipment that followed. When Theo did not immediately report its arrival, Vincent inquired again and finally received Theo's commentary on his recent work From wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night It is my goal to make this mosaic @ my home XD I got the difficult to collect the plates, but it was ready within 6 months at last Only finish 25% in the slow processing , but I enjoy the "bricking" I try to stick it but it seems it was failed. My wife join together to complete this work, it is our happy moment~ At last , we sticked it into the wood plate. Make the own frames Wow , it is completed. The paintings of Vincent Van Gogh set to Don McLean's "Starry Starry Night". Starry, starry night. Paint your palette blue and grey, Look out on a summer's day, With eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hills, Sketch the trees and the daffodils, Catch the breeze and the winter chills, In colors on the snowy linen land. But I can simulate it only by lego, it is quite different between the original one. And it is joined in the Brick adventure 2012 Hong Kong Please come visit my site if you free feel :] lego.alanstudio.hk http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanboar Thank you! Alan